Defining ecology: Ecological theories, mathematical models, and applied biology in the 1960s and 1970s

@article{Palladino1991DefiningEE,
  title={Defining ecology: Ecological theories, mathematical models, and applied biology in the 1960s and 1970s},
  author={P. Palladino},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1991},
  volume={24},
  pages={223-243}
}
  • P. Palladino
  • Published 1991
  • Biology, Physics
  • Journal of the History of Biology
ConclusionEver since the early decades of this century, there have emerged a number of competing schools of ecology that have attempted to weave the concepts underlying natural resource management and natural-historical traditions into a formal theoretical framework. It was widely believed that the discovery of the fundamental mechanisms underlying ecological phenomena would allow ecologists to articulate mathematically rigorous statements whose validity was not predicated on contingent factors… Expand
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